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Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Functional and high throughput screening assays

There is a need to develop functional assays and high throughput screening to develop probes and potential drug therapies.
A. Functional Assays. Researchers face a challenging gap between identifying many sequence variations of potential interest and recognizing which of these variations have a direct functional effect on the physiological system of interest, as opposed to merely being associated with the actual causal... more »


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Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Making It Real: Affordable Physiologically Relevant In Vitro Environments

We have done the best we can to mimic the human internal environment in vitro for the discovery, testing, and validation of therapeutics, but there is a critical need to do better. The use of more complex cell-based in vitro models is the result of the recognition of how little predictive power there is in current experimental conditions, even with animal models. With an in vitro environment that goes beyond temperature... more »


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